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ALERT DAY: heat wave bears down on Mississippi late week, into weekend

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 4:59 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 3:32 PM CDT
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It’s another hot one out there today! An Alert Day continues on this Thursday as dangerous heat is expected through this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will continue to climb and will top out in the mid 90′s with max feels like temperatures cresting around 110 to 115. For this reason, an Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory will continue to be in effect until 7 PM this evening across the area. A few pop up storms are possible to help relieve some of us from the heat, but most spots will stay dry. Muggy and warm conditions will carry overnight with lows in the upper 70′s.

As upper level ridging holds strong across much of the region, Alert Days will be in place for Friday and into this weekend as critical heat stress remains a concern. High temperatures will likely reach the upper 90′s to 100 degrees over the next couple of days. The humidity will make it feel brutally hot with heat indices around 115. Continue to use caution when spending time outdoors! Few showers and storms will also be possible each afternoon.

Fortunately, relief from the heat is expected into next week. A front will creep in from the north leading better chances for rain and storms as well as temperatures cooling off a bit.

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